The UP community in each constituent university banded together to give donations and other forms of assistance for UP students who have been stranded in campus and off-campus housing by the enhanced community quarantine.
No task is too big nor too small in UP’s fight against COVID-19. This is the rallying spirit behind the various UP Bayanihan efforts that range from science and technology to humanitarian efforts, leading the way in social responsibility for its students and staff.
Two alumni bands of the University of the Philippines (UP) Mindanao, Alagad in Oble and Early Morning, will hold a back-to-back reunion concert entitled “25 Songs for 25 Years” on 30 January 2020, 5PM, at the Atrium of the UP Mindanao Administration Building in Mintal, Davao City as an initial offering to usher in the 25th founding anniversary of the university in February. The concert is free and open to the public.
UP has partnered with academic institutions, government agencies, civil society organizations, and industry representatives in Mindanao to establish the Mindanao Genomics Consortium. The group aims to facilitate the conduct of omics research and collaborations that will enhance omics work in Mindanao.
A team of engineers from the UP College of Engineering (UP-CoE) further assured the safety of people gravely affected by the recent Mindanao earthquakes by conducting structural assessment of vital buildings in North Cotabato Province and the hard-hit Municipality of Makilala.
The University of the Philippines is committed in sending its group of geology experts from the UP Resilience Institute today to conduct a needs assessment in light of the Mindanao earthquakes last October 29 and 31 with magnitudes 6.6 and 6.5, respectively.
Experts from the UP Resilience Institute and UP Mindanao Earthquake Task Force have been sent to visit the hard-hit barangays of Makilala, Cotabato for geological assessment in light of the Mindanao earthquakes last October 29 and 31. This is in response to Acting Vice-Governor Shirlyn D. Macasarte-Villanueva’s request to UP for assistance on geological surveys, structural damage assessment, and psychosocial support for trauma victims.
The Philippine Genome Center (PGC) conducted its 1st National Genomics Conference on October 10 to showcase its research programs and further encourage collaboration among Filipino scientists to beef up omics research in the country. The daylong event was also part of the Center’s year-long tenth anniversary celebration.
The University of the Philippines (UP) Mindanao registered a 100% passing rate during the October 2019 Licensure Examination for Chemical Technicians. Last 14 October 2019, all twenty graduates of UP Mindanao’s BS Food Technology program who took the exam received the good news as the Professional Regulation Commission released the results. The national passing rate is 81%, with 2,298 passers out of 2,834 takers in the country.
A professional researcher and undergraduate students of the University of the Philippines Mindanao received top awards during the 9th Health Research and Development Expo competitions organized by the Regional Health Research and Development Consortium-XI held on 3-4 October 2019 in Davao City.